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Raydin Ortiz (VIPD photo)

Police Seek Ortiz as Domestic Violence Suspect

The V.I. Police Department is seeking 25-year-old Raydin Ortiz connection with a domestic violence assault that occurred June 15 at the Starz Hotel.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Police Seek Information in Thursday Morning Homicide

A man whose identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin as of mid-morning Thursday was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in the area of Subbase.
Amal Bryson, left, performs with the KasheDance company at Island Center in June. (Submitted photo)

STX Dancer Earns Chance to Perform with International Troupe

Because he is a talented dancer, Amal Bryson has been given the chance of a lifetime – a scholarship from St. Croix Pride to train and dance with KasheDance, a contemporary dance company founded by Jamaican Kevin Ormsby, now based in Canada.
The four V.I. teens pause at the Cyril E. King Airport Monday before heading for Spain, from left, From left to right Elton Richards, Jimson St.-Louis, Connor Querrard, and Dalton Parr. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Four V.I. Teens Head to Spain for Professional Soccer Tryouts

Four Virgin Islands teens are in Spain, where they will compete for a spot in professional clubs academies. The players from the USVI that left Monday on the trip are Elton Richards, Dalton Parr, Connor Querrard and Jimson St. Louis.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria inflicted heavy damage on the cabins at the Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station at Lameshur Bay.

Clarification: FEMA Prepares Grant to Restore St. John Research Station

A historic St. John research station once used by deep sea adventurers in the 1960s will be brought back from the devastation of back-to-back hurricanes in 2017.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

JFL Execs Say Crime, Abandoned Patients Cost Hospital

Tens of millions of dollars in uncompensated care continues to strain the budget of St. Croix's Juan F. Luis Hospital, JFL officials told lawmakers Tuesday, with violent crime-related injuries and long-term boarders incurring some of the higher-cost, unpaid medical services.
The sign at the Joseph Stadium site proclaims 'And Now the Building Begins,' but that was two years ago and little has work has been seen on the site. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Half the Stadium Appropriation Spent and Site Is Still Mostly Dirt

Five years after Gov. John deJongh signed a measure laying out funding for the Paul Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted, and more than half the money has been spent. While officials say it could be completed by the end of next year – if an additional $7 million is appropriated.
Athlene Cuffy and Bernard Cuffy are all smiles outside the Richard Herbert Amphlett Leader Justice Complex after a favorable ruling over a dispute on how they’d gain access to land they purchased in Estate Clairmont. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

Meade Rules in Favor of Land Owner Cuffy

Judge Jomo Meade ruled in favor of local land owner Bernard Cuffy Tuesday after eight neighbors had formally complained that Cuffy had illegally trespassed on their land in attempts to gain access to his.

Police Arrest Kidnapping Suspect Moses

Members of the VIPD's Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested 41-year-old John “Cutter”Moses at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the V.I. Police Department, Moses was arrested without incident in Estate Wintberg.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Land Access Dispute Becomes Superior Court Battle

Bernard Cuffy said he hoped to give his 28-year-old son the land he purchased in Estate Clairmont as a wedding gift. But access to that land is now a legal dispute between Cuffy and residents on neighboring plots.

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